Southern Utah University’s Online Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) program has been ranked top in the nation. This ranking was created by College Choice on their list of Best Online Masters’ Degrees in Accounting for 2017.
College Choice developed the ranking by looking at a combination of institutional excellence and return on investment for graduates, a weight of tuition against the early expected career income for students who finish the program. All schools listed have regional accreditation as well as additional accreditation from one of the three main business accrediting bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), or the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
“With the possibility to complete the 30-credit program in as little as two semesters, as well as the national reputation of its business school, Southern Utah University is a strong contender for prospective online master’s in accounting students,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Highly trained accountants are an ongoing necessity in this economy, and SUU is stepping in to fulfill that need.”
SUU’s School of Business has offered the MAcc program for over eighteen years. The AACSB accredited program was established to satisfy Utah’s requirement of 150 hours to take the Certified Public Accounting exam.
The graduate program provides greater breadth and depth to further develop the knowledge and skills to enter professional accountancy. With nearly a 100% placement rate, most MAcc graduates are employed by accounting firms or government agencies in Utah, Nevada, and California. Typical jobs include positions in taxation, auditing, and controllership.
“The professors are interested in your success and prepare you with vital skills to help you thrive in the workforce,” said Sara Fallentine, MAcc student. “Through the program, I was given opportunities to network with future employers which led me to an internships at EY. SUU is one of the best schools to pursue an accounting education.”
To learn more about SUU’s online Master of Accountancy program please visit the Graduate Studies website.